A long running psychological murder mystery (the longest-running play in New York) in a very small theatre in the heart of midtown. More…
The longest-running play in New York City's history takes place in the home of a wealthy psychiatrist, Margaret Brent, who is accused of murdering her husband. A handsome detective thinks he has it all figured out, but Margaret's husband's murder is only the beginning of what may just be the perfect crime.
"In the face of awkward segues within the characters’ dialogue and the lack of chemistry, Perfect Crime is still an intriguing thriller full of unexpected twists and turns. It will leave you unsettled and questioning the motives of its characters like any suspenseful piece of work will do. And in my opinion, that is its strongest asset." Full Review
"There's just no killing New York's currently longest-running play. On Sunday, Warren Manzi's 1987 murder mystery, directed by Jeffrey Hyatt, hits a major mile-marker: 10,000 performances. Having never seen the show before, the time seemed right. As of No. 9,980, there's still life in the modestly diverting thriller." Full Review
"But if you stick with the story - and considering the turgid performances, that's asking a lot - it does make sense and even has a certain thematic elegance. As the illusions reveal themselves, a confusion and sense of terror slowly build. Or at least that's what should happen if the production wasn't so lethargic." Full Review
See it if You like to laugh and if you want to experience an entertaining crime story.
Don't see it if You don't enjoy plays or want to follow a plot word for word. Sudden loud noises.
See it if You like to see something different, like murder mysteries, or want to see the longest running play.
Don't see it if You like musicals, don't like thinking, don't like serious, thought-provoking material.
See it if You like a murder mystery with great actors in an intimate setting, complete with twists, red-herrings and all under 2 hour
Don't see it if You rather see a musical
See it if Engrossing murder mystery with a determined detective and an engaging male psychiatric patient who wears women's dresses (fun to watch!)
Don't see it if The current cast is really top-notch and I highly enjoyed the show (wasn't hard at all to follow; not sure why there is so much negativity.)
See it if you like the feel of Agatha Christie mysteries, intimate productions, nonlinear storytelling, and lots of twists.
Don't see it if you like trying to solve the mystery and find it frustrating when information is withheld or twists are added just to maintain the suspense.
See it if you like weird, confusing mystery theater with twists & turns. I had seen the reviews on here; my low expectations were totally surpassed.
Don't see it if you expect a general audiences-geared show. This is an intimate, strange & quirky production; if that appeals to you, you may enjoy this.
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